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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at a photo session with Shelli Allen Photography?

You should expect to have FUN!  There is nothing stressful working with Shelli.  Your children will run, laugh, smile, and act like kids!  Parents just relax and she will handle all…just consider her your personal nanny for the hour! Your children may want to take her home with you.

What is the difference between a "beach" session and an "alternate location" session?
A beach session is conducted on the beach.  There are typically two times of the day that have optimal lighting.  Depending on the time of year, beach times are 6 a.m.(rise-n-shine) or 6:45 p.m. Otherwise it is very bright and hard to see bright happy eyes!  If you chose an alternate location such as a park or location off the beach there is more flexibility on time of photographing.  Feel free to contact Shelli for ideas to help make a decision on the look you would like for your session.  Also, take a peek at the blog to see different settings and ideas.
Do you have any clothing suggestions?
Bright colors always photograph well in our area whether you are on the beach or in an alternate location.  Have your children wear something comfortable.  Remember the beach can be windy at times so keep that in mind when you are deciding on hair styles, etc.. Bring along a brush if you would like.  Shelli is more than happy to help you decide on clothing and has also created a pinterest board for ideas.  Locally on 30A, we have many precious boutiques that carry clothing for both men, women, and children. Contact Shelli and she is welcome to point you in the right direction.
Take a peek at our blog and website for ideas, as well.
How long before I am able to view my images once my session is done?

Typically, within 1-2 weeks after your session you will receive via email a slideshow to music and proofing gallery where you are able to see the images side by side, make favorite folders, send to friends and family and order.  All orders will ship directly to you!

Are you able to buy all the images on a disc from our session?

Of course! We have digital collection packages, as well as print collections and canvas collections.  When purchasing one of the digital collections, we will send instructions/information on how and where to print your images.

Will there be color and black and white imagery in my gallery?

Yes, there will be a variety of both color and black and white imagery.

I have paid my session fee. Does that also include any prints or digital negatives?

A session fee includes Shelli’s time and talent only.  Prints , products, and digital images are sold separately. ​

How do I secure my session with Shelli?

Email for general information and pricing.  Fill out the consultation that is included on the initial email.  Once payment is received via mail or paypal, your session will be secured.

Does Shelli travel?

Yes, Shelli is available for hire for travel.  Contact for details.

Does Shelli work commercially?

Yes, Shelli does work commercially.  Contact for day-rate/pricing.

What Our Customers Are Saying


We have been so fortunate to use Shelli since my girls were very young…Shelli has created incredible memories and beautiful pictures.

She has an uncanny ability to create the most beautiful, organic, simple and elegant time pieces.  Her photos are timeless and are a true art form.

The Bohannon Family

Client from Atlanta, Georgia

Shelli was absolutely amazing with my kids and nieces. We needed 4 kids under the age of 5 all in one picture and all smiling at 6:30 am…impossible right? Not with Shelli! She had all the kids smiling and laughing at the same time, and the best part was that we were finished in 30 minutes. 

This was a totally painless process with some of the best pictures of my kids I could possible hope for! My four year old son even claimed “that was fun”! 

We will definitely use Shelli for many years to come! 

Jenny Wood

Client from Dallas, Texas

Shelli is one of the coolest most talented photographers I have ever met. She has that “IT” factor. Meaning, she is the total package. She has the unique God given gift of capturing each individual’s personality through a single photograph. Because she is so cool and laid back, she is able to make her subjects feel relaxed and “free” to express their true selves. Every time she has photographed my family I have been amazed at how beautiful the shots are. They are clear and crisp with vivid color. Most the time when I see a photo of myself I cringe and critique it to the max. Not when Shelli photographs me…they are stunning and I always can’t wait for our next session with her! Hope to see Shelli at the beach this summer.

Hayley Hedrick

Client from Atlanta, Georgia

I just want to tell you how wonderful our experience was with Shelli for our picture "Shoot"!  

Shelli is so good with all the children, kept it light and fun and took some very unique shots!  We will treasure these pictures always.  It is very hard dealing with 6 children under the age of 7 and she did an amazing job!  We thank you very much for your professionalism, kind heart, creative thinking and time sensitivity with the small children!:)

We can't wait to use Shelli Allen Photography again in the future on another family trip!

Amy Hutchins

Client from Memphis, Tennessee

Shelli has photographed my kids since they were babies. No one has ever been able to capture their character and personality quite like her. Shelli has a way of bringing out the best in people and her smile is contagious! 

Cameron Watson

Client from Atlanta, Georgia

Shelli is absolutely wonderful! Taking pictures of my family with 3 kids under the age of 5 can be very difficult, but she always gets the best pictures and we have fun taking them!

Shelli is very laid back and has fun with the kids so they enjoy taking the pictures.

Shelli always captures the best pictures of my kids and family at the beach.  She knows exactly when to be on the beach for the best pics and lighting.

We love Shelli!  Photo shoots with my three kids under the age of 5 can be sort of stressful, but she somehow makes it fun! And the pictures always come out so great!

Kaci McCamy

Client from Atlanta, Georgia


If we didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.

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